Monthly Archives: februari 2012

Marx Brothers movies

Tweet There is really no way to get around the Marx Brothers when talking about Vulgar Comedy. They might be the most prominent example. It is really a pity there is no video clips saved from their Vaudevilles that they … Read the rest of this entry

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Spex

Tweet Spex is a very Scandinavian form of Vulgar Comedy. It only exists in Sweden and Finland. The word itself is nineteenth century slang for spectacle (spektakel in Swedish). It started in the Swedish universities around 1850 as a parody … Read the rest of this entry

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The Laboratory of Hallucinations

Tweet This is part of a Grand Guignol show I was in 2003 called, in translation, “An evening of terror and laughter”. Grand Guignol as a form has its both funny and terrifying sides, not to mention that it is … Read the rest of this entry

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What we really know about Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet It is interesting to read how many maestros define exactly what Commedia dell’Arte is and what is not, or how students and scholars want dogmatic truths about what Commedia dell’Arte, when we really know so little about it from … Read the rest of this entry

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Mrs. Brown’s boys

Tweet I must give you what I think is the very best example of Vulgar Comedy on TV. “Mrs. Brown’s boys” is an Irish sitcom that contains most components of what is Vulgar Comedy. Unfortunately all countries are not able … Read the rest of this entry

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